I wrote two weeks ago that I was going to try to revise/edit by going through the laborious process of rewriting each page a minimum of five times. Each time looking for a specific thing. After two weeks I have five pages done.
But guess what? They're good! Even self-depricating being that I am, I can say they're good. I took them to critique group last night. Usually, my pages get ripped apart beginning to end. And sometimes, so relentlessly that I vow I'm going to quit. But this time, it didn't happen. Not that there weren't comments - there were. But they weren't the usual "tear it up and start over" type comments. No, these were minor comments, the use of a word, the awkward phrasing of a sentence. All things I can handle.
And today, with some confidence that what I'm doing is making a difference, I managed to get three pages done (a lot for me). Yeah! Slow but steady! And now I'm motivated, too.
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